The Southeast Museum of Photography offers a variety of programs and educational courses for people of all ages, year round. Age limits and group sizes vary by program. For more information or to register for any of our programs contact us.


#uncrated - teen curation experience

UNCRATED Project Team Leader and Mainland High School Student Sofia Rivera is pictured above.

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The Southeast Museum of Photography’s teen curation program, UNCRATED, gives local students the opportunity to create an exhibition featuring works by contemporary artists.

Students work closely as a team to create an immersive exhibition that highlights details about both the artists and their works. Students benefit from a multifaceted approach–learning about traditional roles in a museum, creative problem-solving techniques, and the production (planning, research and design) that all take place behind-the-scenes.

Interested in LEARNING what it's all about?

To qualify, applicants must be high school students in grades 9–12. Applicants must also be available to meet at Daytona State College on select Wednesdays or Thursdays, from 4-5:30pm.

Click here for a registration form.

community education workshops

select saturdays, 9:30am - 4:30pm

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The Southeast Museum of Photography offers a number of seminars and workshops designed for adults of all ages and skill levels. These workshops are for individuals who wish to learn more about photography, but may not necessarily wish to pursue it as a career.

Workshops can include topics such as the preservation of family photographs, archiving and cataloging, basic digital camera operations and composition techniques, and even intermediate to advanced lighting and editing techniques. Due to limited space, advance registration and payment is required.


IMAGE EDITING FOR BEGINNERS - Saturday, October 19th




Participants create custom Chemigrams in the darkroom under the guidance and supervision of acclaimed photographer Nolan Preece.

Participants create custom Chemigrams in the darkroom under the guidance and supervision of acclaimed photographer Nolan Preece.

Veterans are provided with free art materials, and classes are structured so that with each new concept or medium to explore, participants can create and finish a complete work of art. These small-group sessions allow veterans to meet and learn from professional artists, to discover and cultivate their own talents, and to transform their experiences through the thoughtful and therapeutic form of self-expression. 

* Check online or call for updated session dates.

These classes are open to all veterans in the county, but registration is limited.

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Family photo fun days!

Family Photo Fun Days feature free activities designed for children ages 5-13 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Come visit the museum and explore new ways of seeing and creating!




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Two young girls in a ballroom smiling and facing the camera, one is holding a balloon.

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Shoot and share


This program gives teens an opportunity to photograph as a group while receiving feedback and advice on camera exposure and composition techniques. There is no charge for this program, but participants are expected to bring their own cameras and arrange for their own transportation. Spaces are limited, so registration is required in advance along with a completed off-campus field trip form.

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aca at smp

master artist lecture with sook jin jo

Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. ACA Master Artist Sook Jin Jo, will deliver a public lecture on her work and residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Korean-born, New York-based artist Sook Jin Jo has produced works that reveal abiding interconnected thematic concerns—space and form, destruction and rebirth, material and spiritual, life and death. Jo has exhibited internationally and has been the subject of 34 solo exhibitions in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

The appearance of Sook Jin Jo is made possible by Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artists-in-Residence Program and the generosity of ACA supporters.

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Art Speaks: voices from the community

This lecture series is designed to engage the community—especially young and emerging artists—by presenting a wide array of guest speakers and professional photographers to the public. Through a blend of artist talks, demonstrations, slideshows and even workshops, this program offers audiences the opportunity to learn about—and discuss in detail—aspects of photography, image-making and potential career opportunities.

Bayou Fantasy , limited edition hand-tinted infrared photograph by ©Harriet Blum

Bayou Fantasy, limited edition hand-tinted infrared photograph by ©Harriet Blum


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 5:00-6:30PM

Award-winning artist Harriet Blum is known for shooting black-and-white infrared photographs, which she prints herself, each image a uniquely original artifact. Her hand-tinting process, for which she utilizes a variety of transparent oils, gives each image a romantic overtone–a dreamy and ethereal quality which has become a hallmark of her style. Since 2003, she has concentrated exclusively on fine art photography. Her main subjects are trees and landscapes.

Click here to learn more about this event and Harriet’s unique artistry.